Lizard Peninsula Beaches, Cornwall
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Blue Flag beach
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Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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The village of Cadgwith Beach boasts two south-east-facing, shingle beaches in a scenic cove. A minor headland divides the beaches. Cadgwith is a picturesque working fishing village. The northern beach is home to the town’s fishing boats. The southern beach is the more popular with sun-seekers. Traditional cottages line the rear of the beach.
Gillan Harbour is situated in a picturesque spot near the mouth of a small creek, just off the Helford River at the north of the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. The small, sand and shingle beach is often very quiet, the area being favoured by boat and yacht enthusiasts.
Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach sits in a sheltered, south west-facing cove on the beautiful Lizard Peninsula in south west Cornwall. It is a sandy beach, at the north end of which, below the cliffs, sits the small church with detached bell tower that give the beach its name.
Housel Bay Beach hosts one of the most southerly beaches in mainland Britain, just a half a mile from Lizard Point, Cornwall. A small, sandy beach is revealed only at low tides. At high tide the beach is entirely reclaimed by the sea and there is genuine danger in being cut off by the unforgiving tide.
Kennack Sands Beach is a south east-facing beach on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. The wide expanses of sand, numerous rock pools and grassy banks make it a popular destination for families. The beach, which is part of Gwendreath National Nature Reserve, is owned by Tregothnan Estate.
Piskies Cove beach is situated in a small, sheltered cove, near Cornwall’s Lizard Peninsula. It is one of several coves in and around Prussia Cove. At low tide the south-facing beach provides good sun-bathing conditions, on the small, sandy beach or its surrounding rocks.
Porthleven Beach is a 3 mile stretch of sand and shingle, which at low tide stretches south from Porthleven to Gunwalloe Fishing Cove in south west Cornwall. Porthleven is a south west-facing beach in a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the west coast of the Lizard Peninsula.
Porthoustock Beach is a relatively small, east-facing beach on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall. The crescent-shaped, sand and shingle beach at Porthoustock is a popular destination for divers intending to explore the many shipwrecks off the beach.
Stackhouse Cove is an isolated, unspoilt west-facing cove in Mounts Bay, Cornwall. Small pockets of sand are revealed at low tide, but the beach is largely rock and pebble, with large areas of seaweed.